Veterans' Stories: Project 412 is a series of interviews created and produced by a group of Pittsburgh-area active-duty military personnel and veterans. 90.5 WESA has partnered with Leadership Pittsburgh's Community Leadership Course for Veterans to shine a spotlight on area veterans from all branches of the military, who share personal memories and stories about their service in conflicts from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan. This project is supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund.
90.5 WESA's Life of Learning series focuses on learning and education activities, opportunities and challenges in the Greater Pittsburgh area. This multi-year commitment to providing learning-focused news coverage in southwestern Pennsylvania is made possible by a generous grant from the Grable Foundation.
Building Innovation is a collection of stories by WESA reporters about the Pittsburgh region focusing on efficient government operation, infrastructure and transportation, innovative practices, energy and environment and neighborhoods and community.
Art From the Ground Up is hosted by Bob Studebaker and is a monthly series highlighting small grass roots arts organizations and individual artists that take non-traditional approaches to the creation, presentation, and even the definition of art. Know an organization Bob should check out? Email him with your suggestions.
Remake Learning is four of Pittsburgh’s leading media organizations — WQED Multimedia, NEXTpittsburgh, 90.5 WESA and Pittsburgh Magazine — joining forces on a 12-month made possible through a grant from the Grable Foundation. The project will focus on Pittsburgh’s leadership in the international movement to “remake learning” and create educational opportunities designed for our times.
90.5 WESA Celebrates: Inventing Pittsburgh The people of Pittsburgh and the Western PA region have a deep pride and connection to our roots and an honor to those who came before us. Pittsburgh is a city that has much to be proud of. The growth of the area in the late 1800s-1900s is an achievement unprecedented in other parts of the country. As our region rises from the ashes of the mills, we will look back on the incredible people and events that lead us to this second birth as a powerhouse region. This series is made possible with support from UPMC.
Keystone Crossroads: Rust or Revival? explores the urgent challenges pressing upon Pennsylvania's cities. Four public media newsrooms are collaborating to report in depth on the root causes of our state's urban crisis -- and on possible solutions. Keystone Crossroads offers reports on radio, web, social media, television and newspapers, and through public events.
Our partner stations are WHYY in Philadelphia, WPSU in State College and witf in Harrisburg. Support for this project comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Speaking Volumes was a weekly conversation on books and reading with interesting people from all walks of life here in Pittsburgh. The segment has ended its regular run, but you can listen to all the past episodes.